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Jackson County under state of emergency amid flooding

JACKSON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Jackson County is under a state of emergency Thursday night as water rises and flood warnings are in place. Jackson County schools are closed Friday, May 26, because of flooded, impassable roads. Emergency officials say one mobile home park in the Tuckasegee community was...
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Jackson Co. man sentenced for drug trafficking and possession

A Jackson County man who skipped court in February prior to a jury returning a verdict of guilty for drug trafficking and possession has been sentenced to prison, District Attorney Ashley Hornsby Welch and Sheriff Chip Hall said in a joint announcement. Phillip Jordan Andrews, 25, must serve a minimum...
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HIGHTS is opportunity for struggling youth in Macon County

Nightly news reports point to youth in crisis in this country. Recently, a 2022 Mental Health America report stated that more than 2.5 million youth in the U.S. currently suffer from severe depression, and the rate of substance use in youth – and suicidal thoughts or actions – have increased.
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Woman charged with possession while in jail sentenced to federal prison

SYLVA, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - A woman is sentenced to federal prison after being charged with possession of a controlled substance while in jail, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. According to the Sheriff’s Office, 35-year-old Ashely Kay Heatherly was sentenced to serve 57 months in prison and...
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Arrests for May 26, 2022

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin Police Department or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department made the following arrests May 13 – 21. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Macon County Sheriff’s Department. May 13. Robert Samuel Snyderbum, was charged with breaking...
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Sylva Herald

County budget coming into focus; small tax hike likely

Jackson County Manager Don Adams presented his budget proposal to commissioners last week. The plan includes a tax increase to meet the needs of first responders and other needs. The general fund budget totaled $82,292,740, an increase of $6,373,313 over fiscal year 2021- 22. The proposal suggests a two-cent tax...
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Sylva Herald

A ‘family’ of locals open Concerts on the Creek

Canceled in 2020, downsized in 2021, for 2022 Concerts on the Creek returns to its full schedule – live music every Friday night from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. A bonus Fourth of July show will feature fireworks. The Town of Sylva, Jackson County Parks and Recreation...
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NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA JACKSON COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO.

NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA JACKSON COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 22 CVS 254 COUNTY OF JACKSON, a North Carolina Body Politic, Plaintiff,v. LINDA J. FLUCAS and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LINDA J. FLUCAS; JAMES RICHARD JOHNSON and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES RICHARD JOHNSON; JOSHUA MICHAEL JOHNSON and UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSHUA MICHAEL JOHNSON; and any other UNKNOWN, MINOR, OR INCOMPETENT HEIR(S) OR OWNER(S), by and through their Guardian Ad Litem, JONATHAN C. MATTOX; Defendants. TO: THE UNKNOWN, MINOR, OR INCOMPETENT HEIR(S) OF JAMES RICHARD JOHNSON OR OWNER(S): TAKE NOTICE that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-entitled action. The nature of the relief being sought is to collect taxes due and owing the County of Jackson on that certain land listed for taxation in the name of James R. Johnson, by the County of Jackson, a certain parcel or tract of land in Sylva Rural Township, Jackson County, containing 2.13 acres more or less, bearing parcel identification number 7643-80-4238 and more particularly described as follows: BEING the same lands described as "Lot 1" as shown on that certain plat, recorded in Plat Cabinet 15, Slide 929, Jackson County Public Registry, to which reference is hereby specifically made. ALSO BEING the land described in and conveyed by General Warranty Deed from Johnny R. Maney and wife, Pauline W. Maney to James R. Johnson recorded on October 7, 2010 in Book 1867 Page 673, Jackson County Public Registry, to which reference is hereby specifically made. Together with and subject to all easements, rights-of-way, covenants, restrictions, and reservations of record. You are required to make defense to such pleading not later than forty (40) days after May 26, 2022 and upon your failure to do so the party seeking service against you will apply to the Court for the relief sought. This the 26th day of May, 2022. Kelly Langteau-Ball RIDENOUR & GOSS, P.A. P.O. Box 965 Sylva, NC 28779 12-14e.
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Sylva Herald

Memorial Day 2022 set for Mark Watson Park

The 2022 Memorial Day Observance is set for Mark Watson Park on Monday, promptly at noon. The event will return to its traditional lineup with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, which put a damper on some previous incarnations. The posting of the colors will be provided by the American Legion...
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Sylva Herald

Metalworking series offered for those with ASD

Autism Spectrum Disorder and blacksmithing don’t typically sound like two things that go together well. But recent classes at Green Energy Park demonstrate blacksmithing can be an excellent learning environment for kids and adults on the Spectrum. Full Spectrum Farms and the Jackson County Green Energy Park partnered together...
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Students release future lunkers

Students from Jackson Community School on May 11 listen to Ken Brown of the Watershed Association of the Tuckaseigee River explain how trout fingerlings will adapt to a new environment after their release into the river. The class participated in the Trout Unlimited Trout in the Classroom program, raising trout...
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Sylva Herald

Life jacket loaner stations open

Safe Kids Jackson County last week announced that all five Life Jacket Loaner Stations have been stocked with life jackets in time for the Memorial Day weekend. These stations (located along the Tuckaseigee River Main Stem: East LaPorte, Locust Creek, Dillsboro (Scotts Creek), Barkers Creek and Bear Lake) will offer life jackets of varying sizes for children to borrow while they participate in water activities near the site. Life jackets will be available throughout the summer from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.
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